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Why Welker of Columbus Dispatch loves business reporting


Jim Welker

Columbus Dispatch business reporter Jim Welker spoke with Doral Chenowith about what he likes about his job.

Here is an excerpt:

Why I became a journalist

What’s not to love? The energy, the front-row seat at the carnival, the steady diet of interesting people doing interesting things, and a job that provides a perfect cocktail of craft and cold facts.

What I like best about my job

Surprising readers — telling them something they don’t know but would want to know … and having readers surprise me with their stories.

A story I have worked on that has had a lasting impact on me

project I wrote a few years ago with a colleague, John Futty, about people who were being scammed out of money due them in the foreclosure process. I like to think that story made a difference.

Read more here.





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